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Your Child's Development: 2 Months


Your baby develops from head to toe — and in that order. That's why babies can hold their heads up before they learn to walk, and can push up on their elbows before pushing up with their hands. Keeping this in mind can help you predict what your baby's next big developmental step will be. 

Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a baby is developing as expected. There's a wide range of what's considered normal, so some babies gain skills earlier or later than others. Babies who were born prematurely reach milestones later. Always talk with your doctor about your baby's progress.

Here are some new skills your baby may have this month:

Communication and Language Skills

Movement and Physical Development 

Social and Emotional Development

Cognitive Skills (Thinking and Learning)

When to Talk to Your Doctor

As a parent, you are the best observer of your baby. Share your concerns — even little ones — with your baby's doctor. Tell the doctor if your baby:

If you ever notice that your baby has lost skills he or she once had or shows weakness on one side of the body, tell your doctor. 

Date reviewed: June 2016


Note: All information on KidsHealth® is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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